2020 Oral Expression in English 13 1

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Kiyama Lorinda 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(H136)  
Group
1
Course number
LAE.E431
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/3/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

All of the “Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students' skills in speaking. Apart from making presentations, effective speaking also involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in these courses require that students carry out both interactive speech and get engaged in listening exercises.
As a graduate-level elective course, Oral Expression in English 13 requires students to be able to respond critically to the readings provided in advance of the weekly class. Students will discuss about them in detail, and students will make oral presentations about phenomena and behaviours that they think exemplify or are related to the topics of particular readings.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to recognise some manifestations of phenomena and behaviours described in the readings in 'real life', and to exercise their abilities to discuss them in interaction with non-Japanese (for example, with international students at Titech), or with Japanese (in case you are an international student).

Keywords

speaking, listening,oral communication, interactive

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

We will watch and analyze excerpts from advanced-level TED talks on a variety of topics, paying attention to presentation techniques to be integrated into our own final presentation; we will discuss complex concepts using advanced vocabulary and grammar structures.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Unit 1, Creativity assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 2 Unit 2, Hopes and fears assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 3 Unit 3, Perception assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 4 Unit 4, Human interaction assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 5 Unit 5, Economic resources assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 6 Unit 6, Practical design assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 7 Final presentations presentations applying techniques learned in class; feedback from students

Textbook(s)

Paul Dummett, Helen Stephenson, and Lewis Lansford, Keynote Proficient (National Geographic Learning, 2017)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

to be shared in class

Assessment criteria and methods

class participation 35%
homework exercises 35%
final presentation 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E432 : Oral Expression in English 14

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E432 (Oral Expression in English 14).

Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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